New Delhi: The latest film in the Star Trek franchise is opening in Indian theatres on May 10. The film has been directed by JJ Abrams and it features John Cho, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg and Chris Pine in the lead roles.
The film, starring Chris Pine as Captain James T. Kirk and Zachary Quinto as First Officer Spock, is a 3D follow-up to JJ Abrams' 2009 reboot of the popular franchise starring a new cast of spacefarers.
The action kicks off with a terrorist attack in London against Starfleet and the man responsible is the one-man killing machine John Harrison played by up-and-coming British actor Benedict Cumberbatch.
Soon the crew of the Starship Enterprise, including Nyota Uhura played by Zoe Saldana and Karl Urban as Bones, are on his tail but things are not all what they seem with some moral dilemmas and life-changing decisions to be made.
Abrams was named in January by Walt Disney Co as the director of 'Star Wars: Episode VII' due out in 2015, but he said he would like to stay involved in future Star Trek films by Viacom Inc. studio Paramount Pictures.
"No matter what, if the third is in the offering, if they do a third, definitely we'd be involved as producers on the movie," he told Reuters television on the red carpet at the premiere.
"Depending on what the timing would be and everything but there would be no more fun thing to do than work with this group again. They're amazing."
To date, the 11 Star Trek movies have grossed more than $1 billion in the United States since 1979, including $256 million from Abrams's 2009 film.
The film is likely to face a stiff competition from two Hindi films, 'Gippi' and 'Go Goa Gone', which are releasing along with 'Star Trek Into Darkness'. (With inputs from Reuters)